Students give back to the Eureka community by holding a free spring cleanup day

Eureka College students are participating in a day of service for the eighth annual Maroon and Golden Rule project.

On April 23, from 10 a.m. until noon, students will hold a community service project to help Eureka residents and organizations with spring cleanup.

Residents who wish to participate must fill out a job request form and submit it by March 28. It can be accessed here or by contacting Associate Dean of Students, Shari Rich or by calling 467-6421.

“Eureka College students are very involved with our community and are ready to serve,” said Lucas Bielecki of Momence, chairman of this year’s project. “Every year we look forward to giving back to the place we call home.”

Since its inception, approximately 400 students have assisted roughly 100 residents and organizations with projects, including yard work, painting, washing windows, moving furniture and other miscellaneous jobs.

The project stems from a grant received by Eureka College from Illinois Campus Compact to promote leadership and citizenship in the community. The grant covered the cost of launching the project, which takes its name from the Eureka College colors of maroon and gold.